Uterine artery embolization and its effect on fertility

Prasoon P. Mohan*, Michael H. Hamblin, Robert L. Vogelzang

*Corresponding author for this work

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A systematic review of literature analyzing fertility following uterine artery embolization (UAE) is presented. Twenty-one studies describing pregnancy and complications of pregnancy following UAE were included. Low-level evidence from these studies suggests that pregnancy rates following UAE are comparable to the age-adjusted rates in the general population. Although pregnancy complication rates were similar to those in patients with untreated fibroid tumors, a few studies have reported higher miscarriage rates following UAE. Further randomized controlled trials comparing UAE versus other fertility-preserving treatments are necessary to confirm these findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)925-930
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013


  • ACOG
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • PPH
  • UAE
  • postpartum hemorrhage
  • uterine artery embolization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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